To provide an inclusive volunteer organization for older adults that supports diverse areas of interest, across generations, to enrich the lives of our members and to act as a resource for the wider community.
There are over 700 members at CB55+ and we are a diverse group from all walks of life. We treasure all our members–whether they are newly retired or part of our Golden membership who are the magic age of 90 plus. Outside our regular activities, members can meet others in the lounge or maybe work on a jigsaw puzzle or browse through the library.
We offer almost 30 regular activities to keep you engaged and entertained. From pickleball to the book club to bridge or dominos and everything in between, there is always something new to try. Although we can be competitive, the emphasis is on creating a good social atmosphere and having fun!
From September to June we have a diverse schedule of weekly speakers at our regular ‘Tuesday Drop-In’. It is a social event and members enjoy coffee and conversation before the meeting begins. We celebrate special occasions on Tuesdays with the help of our many talented CB55+ members.
We offer courses to improve our skills, or to experiment with activities outside our normal pursuits. Bridge courses are always popular as we have a number of avid bridge players in our group. Saanich municipality also offers courses at the Centre–yoga, line dancing, and IPad and Iphone training, to name a few.
A number of our activities are focused on sport such as golf and pickleball–both very popular at CB55. We also have regular fitness classes for men and women at the Centre. The fitness classes are followed by a coffee break in the lounge so that the participants can get to know each other and collectively groan about how hard they exercised!
CB55+ has a very successful Intergenerational Program with the students at Cordova Bay Elementary School and we look forward its return post-Covid. We listen to students’ reading, coach them on knitting or photography or teach them sports–this program helps us connect across generations, stay active and be a presence in the children’s lives.